Africa Writes 2017 – Save the Date

Africa Writes is back! Friday 30 June – Sunday 2 July 2017 Brought to you by The Royal African Society Join us for an exciting summer weekend at the British Library celebrating the best of contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora. Last year we were joined by 67 guests contributors and writers from 18 […]

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Africa Writes joins the Jalada Mobile Literary & Arts Festival

Africa Writes joins the Jalada Mobile Literary & Arts Festival Date & Time: 3rd – 31st March 2016 Venues: 5 countries and 12 towns: Kenya (Nairobi, Nakuru, Kisumu, Mombasa), Uganda (Kampala, Kabale), DRC (Goma), Rwanda (Kigali) and Tanzania (Mwanza, Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar) plus a showcase at Africa Writes festival in London, 30 June – […]

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The Sahel G5: France’s Foothold in the Sahel

The G5 Sahel consists of Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Chad and Mauritania and is headquartered in Nouakchott, Mauritania. The group was created in 2014 to coordinate the fight against terrorism and ensure security and development. It followed Serval, the French military intervention in Mali in 2013, which has been transformed into the Barkhane operation in […]

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Sahel G5 countries are ready for ‘the big push’

Widespread economic, social, demographic, and environmental vulnerabilities in the Sahel call for official development assistance (ODA) to be spent on primary education, agricultural development and building the capacity of security forces. If international actors are serious about providing stability and preventing conflict in the region they should refocus their efforts in this direction – this […]

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Does climate change cause conflicts in the Sahel?

An emerging narrative in international politics and media presentations points to global warming as a driver of conflict in the Sahel   ̶  but this narrative risks glossing over the real root causes, while potentially undermining long-term public engagement in climate change. Recent research on conflicts in Mali suggests that the existence of clear links between […]

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27,500 Nigerians, Eritreans, others arrive Italy illegally in October

About 27,500, mostly Nigerians and Eritreans, arrived Italy in October, the European Union’s border agency, Frontex, said. The agency said nearly 27,500 migrants arrived in Italy in October, an all-time monthly record fuelled by favourable weather conditions. http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/215564-27500-nigerians-eritreans-others-arrive-italy-illegally-october.html

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